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Across the Universe

Across the Universe

  Blue Shift   It’s not just that stars Are yellow photographs Left for Kafka to enfable It’s not just that stars Cover histories and make Puppets for Rilke They really do light our nights Like flash bulbs in Arabia A Mosque open skyward A mirage of water To die for Wicked games above us These stars fall on Rimbaud And replace his guns His Abyssinnia With teenaged boats And lapping Cresting waves Like night cafés In Arles for Vincent…

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Sense and Starwords

Sense and Starwords

You may have noticed Spinozablue being a bit quiet as of late. We’ve been slumbering through the summer, in a way. Breaking out of the slumber, just a bit, we introduce another poem by Velma Jean Reeb, below. It’s entitled, The Gift, and it’s about the stars, and where we come from, and where we might end up, and how. The “why” is another question entirely. The when is a long, long, long time ago and just this second. That’s…

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The Moral Order

The Moral Order

Is there a moral order in the universe? If so, does it come from a god, or some other force? If there is a moral order, is it something we should try to align ourselves with? I think about that a lot, when I walk outside, look at the stars, hike, swim in the sea, walk along the strand. I also think about that whenever I read about comparative religion, and wonder how people could deduce a moral order from…

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